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A Pearland couple was killed Thursday in a massive wreck west of Beaumont, which officials attributed to low visibility from dense early morning fog as well as speeding traffic.

The wreck, involving more than 100 vehicles, including many tractor-trailers and at least one tanker, had closed Interstate 10 near Beaumont for most of the day.

The accident, or accidents, started around 9 a.m. and by 9:30 the freeway was closed in both directions near mile marker 833, said Stephanie Davis, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Beaumont district. The crash site is close to the Jefferson/Chambers county line.

Late Thursday, DPS identified the dead asVincent Leggio, 64, and his wife, Debra Leggio, 60. They died after their 2007 Chevrolet SUV was struck by an 18-wheeler, according to authorities.

At least four dozen people were injured, many critically.

 

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  1. CrustyB

    November 23rd, 2012

    I hope no conservatives were hurt or killed.

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  2. Tim

    November 23rd, 2012

    That’s fuktup. I’m sorry for them.

    Professional drivers should know that if you can’t see, you shouldn’t drive.

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  3. Unneutral

    November 23rd, 2012

    I recall hearing once that in a fog or low visibility people don’t realize they are speeding because they have nothing to relate to.

    I say look at your speedometer or if you can’t see anything….get the hell off the road and stay in your car.

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  4. Bad Brad

    November 23rd, 2012

    During the winter months I drive in the fog a lot. Either to the duck blind or towing a boat to the California Delta. I am always amazed how little regard people have for their and their loved ones lives while strapped into a big steel can. I’d estimate 60% of the idiots actually drive faster. At night is the worst. Talk about over driving your headlights.

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  5. cfm990

    November 23rd, 2012

    Fog = Gooooo Slooooow.
    Before we blast the trucker, we should know all the facts. Who’s to say Mom and Pop didn’t just panic and jam on the brakes?

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  6. Bad Brad

    November 23rd, 2012

    cfm990, That’d be my bet. However there are a lot of Semi’s coming up from Mexico now with Mexican pilots. Could have been one of them, especially in Texas.

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  7. cfm990

    November 23rd, 2012

    Amen Brad. I have crested a rise and ran into fog, without any prior warning. Got into the right lane, slowed down, and was completely amazed at people in the left lane exceeding the speed limit.

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  8. Phil

    November 23rd, 2012

    Meanwhile, In Arizona There was a two car pile-up and one hundred dead Mexicans

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  9. kevin in troy

    November 23rd, 2012

    everthing’s bigger in tejas

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  10. Annie

    November 23rd, 2012

    Very familiar with this stretch of I-10, my money is on the trucks; they slow down por nada. However, when the fog is that bad, I stay put.

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  11. grayscape

    November 23rd, 2012

    Fog is RAAAACIST. Fog should be banned.

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  12. Cracker Baby

    November 23rd, 2012

    That one truck coming up the hill on the right has a child plastered to the front of it!……… alright alright! I am sorry people were killed, hurt and their property damaged. 100+ vehicles…Whew!

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  13. Ten Megaton

    November 23rd, 2012

    They don’t have fog in Mexico?

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  14. Katechon

    November 23rd, 2012

    Bad Brad “Monkey Boy: You get that woman yet?”

    [I changed thread, to pursue the discussion. This one is less important, so to speak!]

    Yes sir. Settling down in Chiang Mai with her. I’m still incredibly morally bankrupt, but I’m trying monogamy, to be a good man. CM is less hard on that level than.. Bangkok!!
    I’m back for a few weeks to Montreal because of death in family. Will be back to the Land of Smile in mid-December.

    What about ya? Planning to transfer your biz in Alberta? Or maybe in Texas in case of secession????

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  15. Bad Brad

    November 23rd, 2012

    Katechon:

    Sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences.

    Glad to hear about you and your lady. Have not made any concrete plans about getting out of California. That risk analysis gets tricky when you own property and even trickier when you have elderly relatives living here. But I sure do have a feeling of impending doom mixed with the thought that I should be doing something pro active fast. Kinda a like a big ass train is coming and I’m not doing anything to get off the tracks.

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  16. Trixie Bluebell

    November 23rd, 2012

    Late last night I ran a quick errand. Fog was just beginning to settle in and got pea soup thick in short order. Visibility was decreasing rapidly. I slowed way down & got in the right lane. Could not believe the people whizzing by me on the right. And this was on a main arterial street, not the freeway. Stoooopids!

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  17. Katechon

    November 23rd, 2012

    Yes Brad. I’m following my mentor, Marc Faber: get away from cities, he says. Surroudn yourself with fertile lands. Hold your wealth in the form of physical commodities.

    We are sticking up rice, and using gold as a meta-bank.

    This video I’m listening to now, Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent, will make you rage and run to the gym to lift weights rather than punching the first homnosexualist leftard you will meet.
    He described, years ago, what has happened to the United States!!! Holy crap !!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iz3VjoHXLA&feature=player_embedded

    !!!

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  18. Katechon

    November 23rd, 2012

    And thank you Brad. And sorry my for worst-than-usual typos. French-monkey here.

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  19. Carlos The Jackal

    November 23rd, 2012

    Not only is visibility screwed in heavy fog, the road is wet too.

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  20. Ricky

    November 23rd, 2012

    Mexico: 100 cars but only one set of jumper cables..

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  21. Edith McCrotch

    November 23rd, 2012

    A blasting rain or fog, what gets me is the people zooming by with their emergency lights flashing, like THAT freekin’ helps.

    Flashing emergency lights are for a STOPPED vehicle NOT one that is being driven.

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  22. Bad Brad

    November 23rd, 2012

    Katechon,

    Dude your awesome, missed your commentary and perspective. What, they don’t have the internet in Thailand? A couple of us here went off to bed every night crying and lonely because you have turned your back on us. Why ya gotta be like that?

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  23. Tedjusant

    November 24th, 2012

    TAX ON FOG,
    If you drive through fog you will be taxed extra:).

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